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Merrimack matmen hit The Big Apple

Merrimack Sports

The Lowell (Mass.) Holiday Tournament is a premiere event, one that wrestling programs from all over the Northeast flock to in the days after Christmas. Different strokes for different folks, right? Merrimack coach Tim McMahon chose a bit of a more elaborate plan for his holiday break as ...

Eyes on No. 1

Merrimack Sports

Just about a semester remains in the school year for the Merrimack High Class of 2018. Sara Wozniak, the current leader in the race to Valedictorian won’t guarantee that she holds on to the top spot. But Wozniak is certain, nobody is going to outwork her. “I’m not naturally smart, ...

Urda making his mark in pressure situations

Cabinet Sports

MILFORD – A lifelong Milford resident, Gavin Urda means business when he dons the Blue-and-White. That Milford High uniform, be it for football, hoops or lacrosse, means a ton to this sophomore, who takes pride in what that town represents. “The people here are great,” said the ...

Souhegan boys glide past West

Cabinet Sports

Boys Basketball Souhegan 70, Manchester West 58 The Sabers (2-3) had all five scorers in double figures, led by Andersen Geffrard with 16 points and Matt McCool with 15. Max Leonard (13) and Ryan Hickey and Jordan Lau Quan (10 each) rounded it out as Souhegan, which visits Hanover on ...

Locals excel at relays

Cabinet Sports

The first major event of the 2018 track season produced a handful of superb performances on the boards, indoors at the Dartmouth Relays over the weekend. Souhegan’s Elise Lambert delivered a monster performance in the 600 meters, crushing the field with a 1:40.47 clocking. Her closest ...

Milford High still has hopes for hockey program

Cabinet Sports

Will Milford High School eventually have a hockey program, be it a co-op team or otherwise, sometime in the next few years? It certainly looks like it will, but it won’t be happening right away. Milford athletic director Marc Maurais was charged by the Milford School Board to investigate ...

Sabers, Spartans renew hoop rivalry

Cabinet Sports

MILFORD – Whether it’s opening night or the final game of the year, quality basketball ensues every time Milford and Souhegan renew their local rivalry, and Friday night’s doubleheader was no exception. The two schools split a male/female doubleheader in Milford High School’s first ...

Holiday Tournament Schedule

Cabinet Sports

Nashua Holiday Hockey Tournament All games at Conway Arena Tuesday, Dec. 26 10 a.m.: Coventry vs Pembroke/Campbell 12 p.m.: Bedford vs Merrimack 2 p.m.: South/Pelham vs Alvirne 4 p.m.: North/Souhegan vs Keene Wednesday, Dec. 27 10 a.m.: North/Souhegan vs Bedford 12 p.m.: ...

Hockey co-op team now in solid hands

Cabinet Sports

NASHUA— It almost seems as if the Nashua High School North-Souhegan co-op hockey program has pushed the reset button. The Saber-Titans ended the second year of their co-op marriage last February with a roster that was struggling, diminishing, and had no experienced goaltending. All that ...

Cavalier matmen 4th at Milford

HB Sports

MILFORD -- After opening up with a pair of tidy dual-meet victories last week, Hollis Brookline High School’s wrestlers delivered a solid fourth-place effort in the rugged, 12-team Milford-Souhegan Invitational Meet on Saturday. Hollis Brookline didn’t have an individual champion but it ...

Etten, Cavs open new hoop era

HB Sports

Cole Etten takes over the Hollis Brookline program with a solid group, including second-team all-stater Matt Simco. The Cavaliers should figure prominently in the race. Simco put up prolific, -- make that earth-shattering -- numbers on the football field this fall. He’s looking to make the ...

Merrimack boys back in title hunt

Merrimack Sports

Nashua North head coach Steve Lane could lament what might have been, what with the transfer of Adelphi-bound guard Ronnie Silva to Bradford (Mass.) Christian, the shift of outrageously athletic, all-Division I big man Alonzo Linton to Lynn (Mass.) English and the move by shifty point guard ...

Hovan, Kennedy victorious at Milford

Merrimack Sports

MILFORD — In a fight, one that for the best of the region’s high school wrestlers could last over three months, there is nothing like landing the first punch. Two Merrimack High matmen accomplished that Saturday, taking home titles at the 26th Milford-Souhegan Invitational Championship ...

Local wrestlers solid in tourney

Cabinet Sports

MILFORD – Milford High’s Ricky DeBernardo had enough of losing this fall in a 2-7 high school football season. He’s taken the wrestling season into his own capable hands. Saturday, at 170 pounds, DeBernardo destroyed the field in the 26th Milford-Souhegan Invitational Championship — ...

It’s truly a new year for Div. II

Cabinet Sports

Division II boys basketball welcomes back Kearsarge from Division III, and the Cougars immediately assume the spotlight as the team to beat. Cole Etten takes over the Hollis Brookline program with a solid group, including second-team all-stater Matt Simco. The Cavaliers should figure ...

For Knight, UNH, time to look ahead

Cabinet Sports

DURHAM – A very good University of New Hampshire football season – “not a great season,” said quarterback Trevor Knight of Amherst, “but a very good one.” – ended Saturday in a crunching defeat at the hands of South Dakota State University in the FCS quarterfinals. Knight and ...

Cavalier girls looking for special winter on hoop court

HB Sports

The Hollis Brookline girls hoop team return three starters back from a team that lost in the Division II finals to Lebanon, led by 6-1 junior center Elizabeth Atkinson. Atkinson should be oozing confidence off the fall run to the third straight state Division I volleyball title. Coach Bob ...

HB’s Brackett honored by coaches

HB Sports

The New Hampshire Soccer Coaches Association recently named all of its honorees from the 2017 fall season. Souhegan’s Jacob Hopfenspringer and Hollis Brookline’s Jonathan Brackett were named alternates to the boys Twin State Lions Cup Team. A senior midfielder, Brackett earned second-team ...

Bulldogs looking for repeat on ice

Bedford Sports

With five state championship, including the last two years in Division I, the Bedford High boys have quickly established themselves as an elite force on ice in the Granite State. Making it three in a row won’t be easy. The Bulldogs, on their way to 19-1-1 title season in 2016-17, had ...

Girls Basketball Preview: Tomahawks could land in title mix

Merrimack Sports

Threepeat, anyone? That expectation might make Bishop Guertin High School girls basketball coach Brad Kreick cringe, but you can be guaranteed that’s something he’s beginning to hear. The Cardinals own consecutive Division I title wins over Bedford by a combined total of seven points, ...